Hefty Benefits Isaac Mwaura is Set to Lose

An image of Isaac Mwaura
Kiambu politician Isaac Mwaura addressing a congregation at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi

Former nominated senator Isaac Mwaura is set to lose hefty benefits following a Gazette notice which declared his seat vacant.

Among the benefits he is set to lose include a basic salary pay of Ksh710,000 inclusive of sitting and travel allowance, mileage allowance, Ksh250,000 housing allowance, Ksh5 million car grant, Ksh7 million car loan, Ksh20 million mortgage.

Medical scheme of Ksh10 million for inpatient cover per family, Ksh300,000 for outpatient, Ksh150,000 for maternity and Ksh75,000 for dental care.

The hefty benefits Isaac Mwaura is set to lose.
The hefty benefits Isaac Mwaura is set to lose.

The former lawmaker is also set to lose his security personnel, a team of researchers, office assistants, drivers, and Ksh50,000 monthly for office rent.

Mwaura lost his seat after the Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka on Tuesday, May 11 issued a gazette notice which declared his seat vacant.

"It is notified for the information of the general public that pursuant to Article 103 (1) (e) (i) of the Constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under Article 98 (i) (d) of the Constitution and held by Isaac Mwaura became vacant, with effect from May 7, 2021. Dated May 10, 2021," the gazette notice stated.

This led to an uproar by senators allied to Deputy President William Ruto who faulted Lusaka for not abiding by the standing orders.

"Very disappointed though not surprised by the hurried and backdated gazette notice by Lusaka removing Sen.Mwaura from office. Lusaka is the weakest link in Parliament.

"The worst choice of a Speaker since Independence. Doesn’t abide by standing orders but only orders from above," Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen stated.

Mwaura had earlier in the day received a reprieve after a Nairobi court issued an injunction that barred the order by the Politics Parties Tribunal until the hearing and determination of the motion.

Despite the court order, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Wednesday, May 12 replaced Mwaura with former Samburu Senator Sammy Prisa Leshore.